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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    May 23, 2018

    National Arts Centre Ottawa

    NAC Southam Hall

    Ottawa, ON, Canada

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

    May 24, 2018

    National Arts Centre Ottawa

    NAC Southam Hall

    Ottawa, ON, Canada

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

    June 1, 2018

    Indianapolis Symphony

    Hilbert Circle Theatre

    Indianapolis, IN

    MOZART Overture to “La Clemenza di Tito”
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
    MOZART Requiem

    June 2, 2018

    Indianapolis Symphony

    Hilbert Circle Theatre

    Indianapolis, IN

    MOZART Overture to “La Clemenza di Tito”
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
    MOZART Requiem

    June 3, 2018

    Indianapolis Symphony

    The Palladium

    Indianapolis, IN

    MOZART Overture to “La Clemenza di Tito”
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
    MOZART Requiem

    June 15, 2018

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Heinz Hall

    Pittsburgh, PA

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    BERLIOZ: Te Deum (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere)

    June 16, 2018

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Heinz Hall

    Pittsburgh, PA

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    BERLIOZ: Te Deum (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere)

    June 17, 2018

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Heinz Hall

    Pittsburgh, PA

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    BERLIOZ: Te Deum (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere)

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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